do's & dont's in a disaster
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DESCRIPTIONDO'S & DONT'S IN A DISASTER
- 1. Dos & DONTs IN A DISASTER DR. MAHESWARI JAIKUMAR
- 2. THE PRIME DO / DONT
- 3. KEEP COOL
- 4. DO NOT PANIC
- 5. LISTEN TO NEWS
- 6. FLOOD
- 7. FLOOD
- 8. TURN OFF THE ELECTRICITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTROCUTION.
- 9. TURN OFF THE ELECTRICITY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTROCUTION.
- 10. PROTECT VULNERABLE PEOPLE FIRST.
- 11. BEWARE OF WATER CONTAMINATION
- 12. PROTECT PEOPLE & PROPERTY
- 13. AVOID DANGER ZONES
- 14. WAIT UNTIL WATER IS DECLARED SAFE
- 15. CLEAN & DISINFECT ROOMS
- 16. BOIL WATER
- 17. GET FID OF STALE FOOD
- 18. GET RID OF CONSUMABLES
- 19. IMPORTANT DOS Your first priority should be your safety and the safety of your family. Also consider any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and make sure they are aware of the situation. Stay alert and listen out for warnings by radio (wind up or battery).
- 20. Switch off all electrical and gas applicances and turn gas and electricity services off at the mains (make sure you know where these are and how to turn them off). Move important items to safety (upstairs/as high as possible). Listen to the advice of the Emergency Services and local authorities. If you do stay in your house, move upstairs in good time but bear in mind that you may have no power or water supply.
- 21. IMPORTANT DONTS Do not walk through flood water. Flood water is dangerous; six inches of fast flowing water can knock a person over and there may be hidden dangers such as uncovered manholes or broken glass. (If you must walk through flood water, be VERY careful and use a pole or stick to test the water). Do not swim through fast flooding water - you may get swept away or struck by an object in the water.
- 22. such as sudden drop-offs, fallen trees or fallen power lines. Do not drive through flood water. Flood water is dangerous there may be hidden hazards Do not turn on electricity and gas supplies until a qualified electrician/engineer has checked them. Be alert for gas leaks - do not smoke or use candles or open flames.
- 23. Do not enter a property that has been flooded without first checking for signs of structural damage
- 24. STORMS / HURRICANES
- 25. GET READY EMERGENCY KIT
- 26. FELL DEAD TREES & PRUNE THEM
- 27. SHELTERCREATE AN EMERGENCY
- 28. LISTEN TO MASS MEDIA
- 29. AVOID TRAVELLING IN CAR WHEN STORM IS ANNOUNCED
- 30. EVACUATE HOUSES AS PER ORDER
- 31. STAY INDOORS
- 32. CHECK RISKY ROOFS
- 33. GIVE FIRST AID
- 34. GIVE ALERT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE
- 35. ENSURE A SAFE DRINKING WATER
- 36. CHECK THE EXTERIORS OF DWELLINGS
- 37. BEWARE OF RISK OF FALLING OBJECTS
- 38. TSUNAMI -Top 5 DOs 1. Remain calm 2. If there is an earthquake too, protect yourself from falling debris first. 3. Immediately head inland & to higher ground. 4. Know whether you are in a tsunami hazard zone or not. 5. Know where the nearest tsunami escape route
- 39. TSUNAMI -Top 5 DOs 1. Remain calm 2. If there is an earthquake too, protect yourself from falling debris first. 3. Immediately head inland & to higher ground. 4. Know whether you are in a tsunami hazard zone or not. 5. Know where the nearest tsunami escape route
- 40. HURRICANES - Top 5 DOs 1. Bring in anything outside that can be picked up by wind. 2. Close and reinforce windows, & doors 3. Turn refrigerators & freezers to coldest setting, so food last longer. 4. Turn off propane tanks & unplug small appliances. 5. Fill your cars with gas.
- 41. EARTHQUAKE
- 42. EARTH QUAKE
- 43. DO NOT PANIC
- 44. OBEY AUTHORITIES INSTRUCTIONS
- 45. DONT GO TO SIMPLY LOOK AT THE STRICKEN AREA
- 46. DO NOT GO NEAR A DAMAGED BUILDING
- 47. DO NOT EAT STALE FOOD
- 48. KEEP EMERGENCY PACKAGES AT HAND
- 49. ALERT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
- 50. EARTH QUAKE RESISTANT BUILDING WELLINGTON POLICE STATION
- 51. PROPER & SAFE CONNECTION OF GAS APPLIANCES
- 52. AVOID STRING OBJECTS HEAVY IN HIGH POSITIONS
- 53. AVOID PARKING NEAR WALLS
- 54. DONT GO NEAR DAMAGED BUILDING
- 55. KEEP AWAY FROM STAIRS
- 56. EARTHQUAKE - TOP 5 DOS 1. Drop, Cover, & hold on, moving as little as possible. 2. Be prepared- keep household fixtures locked down & know Evacuation plan. 3. Be aware of aftershocks, and each time Drop and Cover. 4. If indoors, stay in bed- curl up & hold on protecting head with pillow. 5. If outdoors, find a clear spot & drop to ground until shaking stops.
- 57. TOP 5 DONTS 1. Think its over too soon. (Aftershocks, landslides & tsunamis are possible) 2. If outdoors, go by cliffs or slopes & if you are be alert of falling rock/debris. 3. If outdoors, get out of the vehicle. 4. Go outdoors- stay inside until you are sure it is safe to exit. 5. Go by windows- you may be injured by shattered glass
- 58. TOXIC FUMES
- 59. ASSESS THE RISK